Johannesburg, 13 March 2024

The DP World Lions warmly welcome latest team member Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection. Official partner of Lions Cricket, that the Acronis #TeamUp partnership is supported by MRB Secure.

Marking a significant milestone in South African sports technology, this announcement unveils a landmark collaboration between Lions Cricket and Acronis representing the first-ever #TeamUp partnership in South Africa, ushering in a new era of innovation and excellence in the region.

Over time, companies acquire a digital footprint so the need for an integrated approach to cyber protection is imperative to sound cybersecurity. The Acronis #TeamUp Program offers managed service providers (MSPs), like MRB Secure, an opportunity to partner with global sports teams to keep the organization’s systems and data secure.

“We are thrilled to embark on this partnership with MRB Secure through the Acronis #TeamUp Program,” said Jono Leaf-Wright, Chief Executive Officer at Lions Cricket. “As a premier sports organization in South Africa, we understand the importance for us to prioritize data protection and cybersecurity. This partnership enables us to do just that, whilst also unlocking new opportunities for growth and success. Having confidence in the integrity and privacy of our databases and proprietary systems, ensured by this new partnership, is a valuable asset for Lions Cricket.”

As the Acronis #TeamUp Delivery Partner, MRB Secure plays a pivotal role in collaborating directly with the Prides IT Operations Team stationed at the DP World Wanderers Stadiums dedicated IT Operations Centre. The partnership delivers cutting-edge security solutions, ensuring robust data protection to enhance the overall operational efficiency of not only the Union, but the stadium itself. “Joining the Acronis #TeamUp program perfectly aligns with our commitment to deliver top-tier managed services and application support,” said Ian Nettleton, Managing Director at MRB Secure. “Together, we are reshaping the landscape of sports and data management by using an innovative and proactive approach to cybersecurity. MRB Secure stands as the Lions’ frontline defence against cyber threats, ensuring their data remains secure.”

Acronis is the proud cyber protection partner for over 40 elite sports teams worldwide. As the newest addition to this illustrious roster, the DP World Lions will entrust their cyber security and data protection needs to Acronis, enabling #ThePrideOfJoburg to focus on what they do best: Achieving victory.